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Arsenal youngster finally granted a work permit 0

Posted on October 30, 2014 by David Nugent

Young Brazilian winger Wellington Silva has finally been granted a work permit to play for Arsenal. The 21-year-old joined the Gunners in 2010 from Fluminense in a deal worth in the region of £3.5million. However, Silva was not eligible for a work permit and had to be loaned out to Spanish clubs.

Loan Moves

Silva has since been loaned out to Spanish clubs Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria. Silva is currently on-loan at Almeria in La Liga, but has failed to really make his mark in the Spanish top-flight this season. Silva has made six appearances for Almeria, but has not yet scored.

Arsenal target Spanish starlet and Swiss international 0

Posted on October 29, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal could be set to raid Spanish La Liga side Athletic Bilbao for highly-rated young centre-back Aymeric Laporte. The 20-year-old has a growing reputation and is the sort of player that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger loved to develop in the past.


Laporte is highly-rated and it was thought that in time the youngster may move on to Spanish giants Barcelona or Real Madrid and had in fact been linked with the former in the summer.

However with interest also growing from elsewhere he could move away from La Liga, with reports suggesting that Laporte is one of Arsene Wenger’s main transfer targets in January.

Is a slow spine the reason for Arsenal’s defensive frailties? 0

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal a suffered a poor start to the new Premier League campaign, with Arsene Wenger’s side having won just three games from nine so far.

Despite being so early into the season, the Gunners find themselves 25/1 to win the Premier League title. But is the lack of pace in the spine of the team the reason for their poor start?

With Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta protecting the defence, and Per Mertesacker at the heart of the backline, Arsenal don’t boast much natural pace in the defensive central areas, and it’s perhaps reason why they have conceded goals so readily.

Should Arsene Wenger have signed Alex Song this summer? 0

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

With how well West Ham midfielder Alex Song has performed for the Londoners, Arsenal supporters are questioning why they didn’t look to re-sign their former player.

Song, 27, recently revealed he wants to remain in the Premier League following his loan spell from Barcelona, and his form has drawn him praise from West Ham manager Sam Allardyce.

“I think my future will be here. My family, everyone is happy here. I’m very happy to come back to England. I’ve always said if I move from Barcelona, I’ll come to England and my future is here anyway. I just want to enjoy playing at the moment and we’ll see what is happening at the end of the season,” said Song.

Arsenal favourites to sign Mats Hummels 0

Posted on October 28, 2014 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Star, Arsenal are favourites to sign Dortmund and Germany star Mats Hummels. The Germany international has been linked with a move away from the German club for a while now, with both Arsenal and Manchester United believed to be interested in signing him.


Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is looking for a new centre-back to strengthen his defence. However, reports from Russia claim that the veteran Dutch boss has turned his attention to signing Zenit St Petersburg star Ezequiel Garay in January.

That means that Arsenal have now emerged as favourites to the highly-rated Mats Hummels when the transfer window re-opens.

Which Arsenal player was close to making the Ballon d’Or shortlist 0

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

A number of Arsenal stars enjoyed standout campaigns for their club, but no Gunners player earned a Ballon d’Or nomination. There weren’t many Premier League representatives in general, despite many of them turning in outstanding performances, and Arsene Wenger’s men certainly boast a player deserving of acclaim.

Alexis Sanchez was arguably the only player Arsenal can boast who has been in his best form in 2014. The Chilean international not only impressed in this summer’s World Cup, scoring 1 and making 2 assists, he ended the 2013/14 campaign strongly with Barcelona (22 games, 11 goals), and has started 2014/15 well with the Gunners (15 games, 8 goals).

Have Arsenal missed Theo Walcott’s impressive consistent scoring record? 0

Posted on October 28, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have barely seen much of Theo Walcott in the first time following the end of his breakthrough 2012/13 season. The 25-year-old has suffered injury problems, that has cost the gunners due to them missing his pace and ruthlessness in front of goal.

Walcott, signed from Southampton in 2006, has been outstanding from 2012 onwards. The England international averaged a goal or assist every 95 minutes last season, but played in just 13 league games in total.

Arsenal linked with Barcelona forward Pedro 0

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Mirror, Arsenal are being tipped to make an approach for Barcelona forward Pedro with reports suggesting the Spanish international has handed in a transfer request due to a lack of playing time.

The Gunners signed his former teammate Alexis Sanchez this summer, who could well lure the 27-year-old into joining, as the London side have been struggling for goals from their forwards. Sanchez has delivered, but Danny Welbeck has made a lukewarm start to life in an Arsenal shirt.

Arsene Wenger’s side have started the season slowly, and are 1/6 to end the campaign trophyless.

Finally Arsenal keep another clean sheet 1

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

While a very disappointing and unconvincing performance from Arsenal against Sunderland this weekend, the Gunners did finally keep a clean sheet for their troubles.

It was only the second time in the league this season that Arsene Wenger’s side have successfully shut a side out, and the Frenchman admitted his defensive woes were a worry.

Arsenal have conceded two or more goals in four of their nine Premier League outings this campaign already, while having conceded in every Champions League clash so far too.

Theo Walcott’s return a major boost for Arsenal 0

Posted on October 27, 2014 by David Nugent

England international winger Theo Walcott returned to the Arsenal’s squad for their 2-0 win at Sunderland. The former-Southampton ace may not have come off the bench, but it seems he will return to the Gunners first team very soon.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is happy to have winger back in his squad. The veteran French boss had this to say after the win at Sunderland: “I’m very happy to have Theo back. Theo’s runs off the ball are always fantastic and he gives you hope that we will score goals. The pace we have in the side when he comes back will be very interesting.

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